Nolan Karras is the chairman and CEO of The Karras Company, Inc., a registered investment advisor located in Roy, Utah.
In addition to serving as a Weber State University trustee, he is chair of WSU’s Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service and is on the Board of Merit Medical, Inc.
A licensed CPA, Karras is a past board member of Utah Power, Beneficial Life, Pacificorp and Scottish Power and the University Of Utah Hospital Board.
He served in the Utah Legislature from 1981 to 1990, where he served as speaker of the house. He was on the Board of Trustees of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee and served 12 years as member of the Utah Board of Regents, where he was chairman from 2001 to 2005.
Karras earned a Bachelor of Science in banking and finance from Weber State College and an MBA from the University of Utah.
He is married to Lynda Purrington. They have three children and 13 grandchildren.